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    Kenza's Chicken Couscous from Marakech

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    2 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    2 hrs

    Jane Gib's Note:

    My cleaner is from Marakech and she makes this lovely couscous. I have sat, watched and copied everything so here it is. If I haven't explained properly, please let me know

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    1. 1
      In a deep saucepan fry in the olive oil 4 onions for about 5-8 minute add pepper and cinnamon stick (snap the stick before placing in pan).
    2. 2
      Bring to the boil and then reduce heat.
    3. 3
      Add 2 tsp Zaffron, and 2 tsp ginger and sugar and mix well.
    4. 4
      Add the sultanas, mix and gently simmer for about 30 min (on low heat).
    5. 5
    6. 6
      Chop the tomatoes and the other 4 onions, clean and quarter the chicken and add to the tomatoes and onions.
    7. 7
      Add the other 2 tsp saffron and 2 tsp ginger, 2 ½ pints water and salt. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and gently simmer until chicken is cooked.
    8. 8
      In a separate bowl, add the cuscous and salted water. Add the water little by little and mix with fingers, until cuscous is damp and not sticking together.
    9. 9
      Place cuscous in a steamer (top) and steam until cooked. If needed, add a little more water to couscous while steaming.
    10. 10
      Place the cooked cuscous on a dish, add the onion and cinnamon sauce, then the chicken and sauce on top.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kenza's Chicken Couscous from Marakech

    Serving Size: 1 (892 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1763.1
    Calories from Fat 333
    Total Fat 37.1 g
    Saturated Fat 10.4 g
    Cholesterol 172.5 mg
    Sodium 207.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 276.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.8 g
    Sugars 53.9 g
    Protein 80.1 g

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